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“Dine around the World at SUGARCANE Raw Bar & Grill”

December 4th, 2016 • by Sandy Zimmerman


By Sandy Zimmerman

(Photos by SUGARCANE Raw Bar & Grill unless indicated)

I received an invitation to the opening of the SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill to taste their globally-inspired chef’s small and large plates as well as inventive cocktails.

SUGARCANE’S special dinner menu enticed us with 16 exciting courses, an opportunity to savor so many of their specialties.

The dinner was unbelievable, so pleasing to the palate, EACH dish offered their own masterpiece of flavors.

The First Four Courses were from the CRUDOS (Raw) menu:

Kombu marinated Fluke- I love when the chef brings out the bold full-flavor of marinated fish, steak and pork. This thinly sliced, marinated white fish sits on a bed of sea kelp, the longer you leave the fish on the kelp the longer it marinates. The Fluke is topped with charred onions, sliced red grapes and sesame seed oil.

Wagyu Beef Carpaccio- I usually prefer Wagyu Beef because the cattle are considered “happy” with massages and special care. This beef originally from Japan, now bred in the United States is so tender and juicy. The Wagyu Beef is served with Kimchi Pickles and Black garlic aioli.

A sweet Japanese Hokkaido Scallop- the Scallop was a triple treat- tender, light and spicy. The Scallop was served with infused compressed Fuji apples, black truffle oil, lime and sliced jalapeno.

Kinilaw Kampachi, Pilipino-inspired sliced fish, sliced Serrano Peppers, Coconut Cane Vinaigrette, citrus and Puffed Rice. The hot Serrano Peppers added a zing to the meal.

This evening was filled with so many delightful surprises, a continuation of my SUGARCANE review will appear in another article.

Award winning Executive Chef & Partner Timon Balloo’s French-trained background and globally inspired menu, guests choose from Asian, Latin American, North African, Middle Eastern and the United States.

This cuisine represents three kitchen concepts- open fire grill, raw bar and traditional kitchen for a “shared experience”.

He celebrates the simple pleasures in life-eating well and celebrating with friends.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill is located in The Grand Canal Shoppes in the Venetian, a AAA Five Diamond luxury resort on the Las Vegas Strip.

The new 6,376-square-foot space is located on restaurant row of the resort’s casino level and will offer an all-day menu, Monday through Sunday, as well as lunch Monday through Friday, and brunch Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, please visit     www.sugarcanerawbargrill.com

The SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill, inside the Venetian® 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas. For information, call 702-414-2263.

Samba Brands Management (SBM) brought their James Beard Award nominated Miami eatery, SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill, to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian & The Palazzo Las Vegas in spring 2016, marking the brand’s inaugural expansion.

Award winning Sandy Zimmerman is a syndicated columnist, Show and Dining reviews, travel, cars, health, luxury and more. Sandy is talk show host of the Las Vegas Today Show programs and Discover the Ultimate Vacation. If you want to suggest topics for articles or have SUGGESTIONS, call 702-731-6491. sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com

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